This is the post where we scream "why on earth did we possibly think this was a good idea!" No, really. When we thought this might be a little too big a project for one person, perhaps we should have listened.
|The token "during" shot|
And now, the reality of living on the generosity of others (and their couches, trundles and sofas) for one, two weeks or more. The reality of living like nomad with that unsettled feeling of no home base to go to. The reality of royally pissing off the painters and the contractor before they even started because, well, apparently it IS too much for a single working parent to pack up an entire apartment solo so while everything was in boxes the boxes weren't exactly closed (we tried! The tape came undone with the heat overnight!), boxes weren't pushed to the middle of the room (we needed to walk around! plus they were heavy!), there were still some things on the walls (also super heavy!), and while the plastic mattress covers were on top of the beds, we hadn't actually put the mattresses in the covers (you try lifting a mattress by yourself! It ain't easy peeps!).